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and israel launched some of the most aggressive assaults yet. the latest develops and how the bay area is reacting next in "world tonight." >>> there's talk of a possible trurks but right now more violence in the middle east. >> we have team coverage this evening. we have local reaction to the crisis in the middle east. we begin with janelle with the latest developments in our "world tonight." >> there was lots of hope today in the middle east as reports of a truce between israel and hamas, the militant organization that rules the gaza strip. but that hope quickly faded as the region saw some of the heaviest shelling yet. just in the past few hours israel launched an aggressive missile assault on gaza city. they say it's in response to the rocket attacks by hamas. secretary of state hillary clinton cut her asia trip with president obama short to fly to the middle east to help broker a truce. she just wrapped up a meeting with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu in jerusalem. later today she'll meet with the palestinian president and then fly to egypt to meet with mohammed morsi.
this deal happen and what israel and hamas promised to do. >>> there is peace in the middle east for now. israel and hamas have agreed to a ceasefire. >> janelle wang has the latest developments. she joins us with more from our world tonight. >> reporter: the ceasefire took effect at 11:00 a.m. our time. after seven hours it appears both sides are abiding by the truce. celebrations filled the streets of gaza. no need to hide or run for cover. a truce between hamas and israel to stop fighting. >> the people of this region deserve the chance to live free from fear and violence, and today's agreement is a step in the right direction that we should build on. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton announced the deal today with egypt's foreign minister. she flew to the region yesterday to help egypt who served as the mediator to broker the truce. israel agreed to stop air strikes against hamas. the palestinian militant group which ruled the gaza strip. israel says it will ease restrictions at the border to allow palestinians and goods to move more freely. in return, hamas will stop la
in the middle east as both israel and hamas launch more aggressive attacks. pal sinnian militants fired off a series of rockets from gaza avenging the death of a top military commander yesterday. the israeli military intercepted many but one reportedly hit an apartment building. another rocket reached just outside of tel aviv causing resident to run for cover. today, israel launched more pinpoint air strikes targeting military installations in gaza. over a dozen palestinians killed in recent days. israel is moving in ground troops. >> no government would tolerate a situation where it nearly a fifth of its people live o under a constant barrage of rocket fire. israel will not tolerate this situation. >> tomorrow egypt's prime minister expected to make an unprecedented visit to gaza to try and bring calm. china, france, russia and australia all spoke out today urging both sides to show restraint. >>> a congressional hearing on the deadly terrorist attack in benghazi began today. republicans fired up over how the obama administration handled the tragedy by first reporting it was sparked by ant
-up in air assaults in gaza. 160 rockets were launched into israel. two aimed at tel aviv. in return, israel carried out 300 air strikes in the gaza strip. one hit the prime minister headquarters and another a police compound. 46 palestinians and three israelis have been killed since fighting began wednesday. >>> here at home, pressure on to avoid the fiscal cliff. which would raise taxes on the majority of americans and cut spending across the board starting january 1. republicans who hatch been against tax hikes say they're now willing to talk about increasing revenue, democrats, oppose cuts to programs such as social security, are recognizing they'll have to give a lit tool probably. president obama and congressional leaders say they're working on a compromise. both side will meet again after thanksgiving. that's the plan. they hope to come up with a solution well before the end of the year. twinkies and hoho lovers are turning to the internet to find the cakes after hostess is shutting down. stores are wiped out of the cream filled sponge cakes. many junk food lovers are turning to craig
to negotiate a truce. but they want certain things. palestinian militants want israel to lift its 2006 blockade of gaza. israel wants the rocket attacks to stop. certainly not happening yet. both sides continue to fight. israel has hit over 1,000 targets in the gaza strip since the attacks began last wednesday. 100 palestinians killed, half of them civilians. the israeli military says it's not targeting civilians but they appear to be collateral damage. an air strike at a media center today killed a hamas leader but also injured a handful of journalists. and another air strike at a home killed a hamas leader but also most of his family and neighbors. palestinians continue to fire rockets, including one that hit a school in southern israel. fortunately no one was hurt there. >> i very much hope that over the coming days, we can achieve cessation on a basis that is sustainable. >> former british prime minister tony blair met with both palestinian and israeli officials today and u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon is in the region to help negotiate a truce. >>> in afghanistan, president hamid karza
. broadwell's security clearance has been suspended. >>> is the middle east on the brink of war? israel launches one of its most ferocious attacks on gaza. israeli millty hit 20 targets today, one of them a pinpoint air strike that killed a hamas commander. israel says it's in response to the repeated rocket attacks by palestinian militants in gaza. hamas is already threatening retaliation. >>> anti-abortion laws in ireland are coming under fire after a woman died after being denied procedure. 31-year-old was 17 weeks pregnant when she went to the hospital in october complaining of extreme pain. doctors told her she was having a miss carriage, because of the law they could not perform an abortion if they could still hear the heartbeat. the pain kept getting worse and she died from a blood infection. the incident is sparking protests around the country and top lawmakers are now asking whether the law needs to be changed. raj. >>> an environmental milestone for california with the start of its cap and trade program. they began auction s permits for green house gas emissions and places a c
there's no end in sight. the fighting is intensifying in the middle east as israel announces a bold move. >> janelle wang has the latest in our world tonight. >> egypt's prime minister paid a visit to gads za today to broker a truce. that attempt failed. both sides racheted up the attacks instead. palestinian mill tanlts fired more rockets from gaza today, some landing near jerusalem and tel aviv. the israeli air force responded with more airstrikes of their own wiping out hamas's observe arsenal. gaza is so densely populated, three days of fighting has left three israelis dead. israel has mobilized 16,000 reservists and moved them towards the border for a full scale ground war. that's sparking outrage throughout the world. protests took place in south korea today. >>> david petraeus testified on capital hill today. behind closed doors petraeus apologized about his affair which prompted him to resign last week. after that it was all benghazi. he said the cia figured out immediately that al qaeda was behind the attack that killed the u.s. ambassador and three others. that gave republicans
of the border in golan heights. israel doesn't believe it was targeted just spillover from the sill war but warns it will respond. the spillover is happening in turkey, syria's neighbor to the north. the syrian opposition appointed a new leader today to try and topple president al asad's regime. and more fallout after possibly the biggest scandal at the bbc. two senior exec it tiffs stepped down after the broadcasting company's top leader resigned. accused of covering up the sex abuse story of a star. the person is believed to have sexually abused children during his 40-year career. the tv station wrongly accused a top politician of child abuse. the broadcasting giant is now facing a major overhaul. jessica? >> thank you very much, janelle. >>> well, the puppetteer who performs as elmo on sesame street is accused of having a relationship with a 16-year-old boy. kevin clash says he broke no laws in the relationship between the two consenting adults. sesame workshop says their own investigation cleared kevin clash but they suspended him on internet use. clash is normally behind the scenes
families to the u.s. >>> overseas violence is flaring up again between israel and gatza. israeli troops fired on palestinians who were surging toward a border fence tonight. one man is dead, nine others are hurt. a hamas leader said the violence will have no effect on the cease-fire that took effect on wednesday. peace talks remain under way in the middle east where leaders are negotiating the next phase of the truce, which is to lift restrictions at the border to allow palestinians and goods to move more freely. >>> after egypt's president declared himself above judicial review, protesters hit the streets. muhammad morsi gave himself special powers because officials of the former regime are blocking the drafting of a new constitution. jim saida has the latest from tahrir square where thousands have gathered. >> reporter: it's a full and relatively peaceful tahrir square where about 10,000 anti-morsi protesters, who claim that he's made a power grab that will make him a virtual dictator. about five miles from here, there are apequal number of supporters who believe morsi when he says it
in future negotiations. the u.s. and israel oppose such recognition saying it is an attempt to by pass negotiations that broke down four years ago. >>> multimillion dollar dreams. the jackpot that has californians heading east to get hopefully the lucky ticket. >>> we'll bring you the hottest gadgets for the holiday season. >>> good evening. we are tracking the storms still on the way tonight after 1.45 inches of rainfall. temperatures drop off into the 50s we find fog developing. i'll have the timing on the next storm in just a few minutes. >>> people across the country have powerball fever even here in california where there is no powerball. in san diego they are driving across the border to arizona to buy powerball tickets for the largest powerball jackpot in history. at this point the jackpot is over $500 million and could get higher before tonight's drawing. lottery officials say tickets are selling at a rate of 160,000 per minute nationwide and they say there is a 75% chance someone will hold the winning numbers tonight. >> people in minnesota don't have to drive far to get their
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